With 10 years of experience, the experts at 2FX Original Photography capture weddings and other special events such as birthday and company picnics. They also specialize in producing natural-looking portraiture, crafting crisp, classic images of families, children, and couples. And through skilled editing with software such as Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4, they can give a flawless finish to all images in post-production, smooth over imperfections, and even make clients look younger, upon request.
Mike Thornhill lends a keen eye to preserving portraiture against idyllic, on-location backgrounds, where the camera captures memories against any setting of the subject's choosing. Thornhill will photograph on location within 50 miles of Asheville and each session lasts 45–60 minutes. For a unique portrait, brides-to-be can pose in front of a blooming garden, while retrospectives of a beloved family sofa can take place in the comfort of home. Scheduled primarily on evenings or weekends, photo sessions are optimized for ease, so that no school, work, or weekday game show goes unmissed. The credit is good toward a variety of print and product options, including three different sizes of prints ($55–$75), two different canvas sizes ($325–$395), or a CD of digital negatives to add to an underground memory vault ($300).
Studio La Femme photographers Meghan Rolfe and Jessie Vera Cruz have spent years perfecting their boudoir and pin-up photography methods. Above all, they have learned to customize their approach to flatter each individual’s appearance, style, and recently manifested superpower. The result is a portfolio that ranges from playful to serious, and uses bedrooms, a professionally lit studio, or the outdoors as backdrops for their models. Meghan and Jessie aim to draw out subjects’ personalities in their images by creating setups that exude each subject’s character. As such, clients may find themselves stretched out in the grass or kicking up a red pump as a pinup model while exposing only as much as they feel comfortable with.
With experience shooting photos around the globe and with a degree in photojournalism from Gardner-Webb University, Sarajane Case produces nuanced photographs that highlight the beauty of her subjects against naturally evocative backdrops. She captures candid shots that reflect a genuine mood—happy and jovial, or even sweetly melancholy—in spaces where her clients feel most comfortable. And whether she's working with a couple or an individual, Sarajane keeps things light during photo shoots in order to draw out her clients' natural smiles and postures. Brides, couples, and women looking for boudoir shots can seek out her friendly services.
Freelance photographer Ashley Hutchins relies on natural lighting to make her subjects pop. Under the name Drawing with Light, she's photographed individuals, children, couples, and families, framing her subjects from unusual angles and during candid moments. In her quest to capture the perfect moment, she has traveled to locations ranging from wild fields and ponds to front stoops and old brick buildings.
Sparked by the enjoyment she got chronicling the lives of her two boys, Shannon Elaine’s fascination with photography turned from a budding hobby into a fully bloomed career. She knows how wonderful it feels to pick up a beautiful photograph that brings old memories back to life, and she strives to create such salient images during her photo shoots. Shannon's portfolio features humanoids at all stages of life—from newborns sleeping peacefully and one-year-olds smashing their birthday cakes to engaged couples, expectant mothers, and graduating seniors.